Blackburn Rovers’ decline temporary transfer

July 31, 1915
In view of the fact that professional football has been entirely suspended in England, the Falkirk club decided to approach Blackburn Rovers for the transfer of Jock Simpson, their old outside right.

The Rovers, however, have written to Mr. Nicol, the Falkirk manager, stating that as players in Scotland are to be paid, they regret it will be impossible for them to release Simpson, even on a temporary transfer, as this would be considered a violation of the rules.

It is understood that Simpson was himself anxious to play.
(Manchester Courier: July 31, 1915)

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